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Perceptions of institutional support for “second victims” are associated with safety culture and workforce well-being.

Sexton JB, Adair KC, Profit J, et al. Perceptions of institutional support for “second victims” are associated with safety culture and workforce well-being. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2020

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February 24, 2021
Sexton JB, Adair KC, Profit J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2021;47(5):306-312.

Healthcare workers may experience distress following adverse events. This survey of healthcare workers found that one-third had at least one colleague who experienced trauma after an adverse event. The authors also found that perceived institutional support was associated with a better safety culture and lower emotional exhaustion, highlighting the importance of support programs.

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Sexton JB, Adair KC, Profit J, et al. Perceptions of institutional support for “second victims” are associated with safety culture and workforce well-being. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2020